Our emotional state has great influence over the degree of inflammation we may suffer from. Feeling “awe inspired” has been found to be the most powerful emotion in fighting inflammation.
The field of positive psychology is providing valuable insights on exactly how our emotions influence our physiology. One are of body function that is very closely tied to our emotional experiences is the functioning of our immune system. Our emotional state not only influences how well we are protected from infection, but also the degree of inflammation that we may suffer from. Two new studies have found that the most powerful emotion in fighting inflammation is the feeling of awe.